This is the kind of shot I always strive for, yet rarely find as I tramp around Manhattan. The kind of shot that so aptly captures the random juxtapositions that comprise life in a big city. The key to finding "that" shot, though, is not to look for it at all. And all it took for me to realize this simple lesson was to log several thousand miles of urban exploring. The right shot tends to be just around the corner--sometimes quite literally.
As for this particular shot, I captured it as I hurried along a sunny stretch of 4th Avenue. Something about the man idly studying his reflection in the window as a gargoyle looked on was enough to stop me in my tracks. This was taken in January, not October, which makes the presence of the gargoyle all the more macabre (and fascinating).
And as for the title, "Little Silhouetto," it's inspired by a lyric from Queen's epic masterpiece, Bohemian Rhapsody.